Soufriere is a relatively undeveloped town in the south of St Lucia, adjacent to the volcano.  The area is dominated by the awesome Pitons, and is very picturesque with its mixture of  mountains, sea and rainforest. 

 Soufriere is actually the french word for sulphur in the air, as named by the french.  The area is green and lush.  Touristic development is unobtrusively mingled into this eco-sensitive area.  During the high season (November to April) the main attractions in the area, DIamonds Botanical Gardens and Sulphur Springs Park.